April 7th, 2021 by Chris Leone
The latest series of iRacing pro invitational events for real-world racing stars kicks off on Thursday, as the IMSA iRacing Pro Series presented by Simcraft starts a three-race slate with a visit to Sebring International Raceway. A robust entry list of 34 top drivers, featuring top names from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge, and Prototype Challenge alongside crossover stars from other series, will take to the track in a multi-class event.
After running single-class invitational events last year, this year’s IMSA iRacing Pro Series presented by Simcraft adds the Dallara P217 LMP2 to the grid for the first time. 14 drivers are set to run the prototype class, headlined by IMSA Preseason Pro Invitational winner and 24 Hours of Daytona LMP3 class winner Scott Andrews.
On the GTE side, the BMW M8, Chevrolet Corvette C8R, Ferrari 488, and Porsche 911 RSR will do battle, with factory-backed entries from IMSA GTLM teams Corvette Racing and BMW Team RLL both on the lineup card. The field is led by defending IMSA iRacing Pro Series champion Bruno Spengler, while 2013 iRacing Pro Race of Champions winner Philipp Eng and NASCAR Truck Series veteran and eNASCAR team owner Parker Kligerman will also take part.
Last March, IMSA and iRacing put together a 90-minute Super Saturday race at Sebring, where nearly four dozen drivers from IMSA and beyond took to the track in a hotly contested race. Spengler took the checkered flag in a BMW podium sweep over Nicky Catsburg after leading 34 of 46 laps.
Click here to see the entry list for Thursday’s race from Sebring International Raceway.
The IMSA iRacing Pro Series presented by Simcraft round from Sebring will kick off on Thursday at 6:30PM ET, and will air across iRacing social media channels. The IMSA Radio crew, led by John Hindhaugh, will serve as the broadcast team for the race. The series will continue with subsequent rounds on April 22 and May 6. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.